Notes for Joseph Kieffer: There is another JOSEPH KIEFFER OF SOUFFLENHEIM AND EAST EDEN. He is the Cousin of Anthony and Joseph Kieffer. He came with his family to East Eden in 1834. The following information is what I know about him: Francois Joseph Kieffer was born on June 27, 1786 in Soufflenheim His parents were Joseph Kieffer, farmer, and Richarde Wagner. Joseph and Richarde were married about 1785. They had at least two other children besides Joseph (their oldest child): Richarde, born in 1789, and Catherine, born in 1792. Joseph Kieffer married Madelaine (Magdalena) Schoeffter on April 7, 1809. Madelaine Schoeffter was the daughter of Ignace Schoeffter and Catherine Eck. Joseph was a farmer when he lived in Soufflenheim. In Soufflenheim he lived in houses numbered in the 90's.
ANNA MARIA MOSER [Second Translation] 20 August 1770 6E33/67 Inventory and description of all property left at time of death by Anna Maria Moser, wife of Anton Kieffer, junior, burgher in Soufflenheim where she died the 20 June, established on request of 1) the widower, 2) Antoni Kieffer, 23 years old, 3) Thomas Kieffer 17 years old, 4) Joseph Kieffer 9 years old 8 months, for those minor of years the guardian is Georg Hoffmann burgher of Soufflenheim, the oath was received by the royal notary of Haguenau, Hatt, in presence of Antoni Kieffer, provost, Ignatz Jäck and Joseph Halter, members of the justice. A letter of cession of the house was written 09 January 1747.
MARIA ANNA MOSER Inventory 20 August l77O Roeschwoog Notary Records, Soufflenheim Inventories, 6 E 33 Bundle #65 Concerning property left at time of death by the deceased MARIA ANNA MOSER who died on the 20th of July, wife of ANTON KIEFFER junior. Leaving as heirs : The widower, and their children : ANTON aged 23 THOMAS aged l7 JOSEPH aged 9
ANTOINE KIEFFER / JOSEPH KIEFFER / THOMAS KIEFFER August 16, 1795 (29 Thermidor Year 3) Roeschwoog 7E44 #7, #259: Debt Compared Louis Bauer, justice officer in Haguenau, to notify to: ANTOINE, JOSEPH and THOMAS KIEFFER in Soufflenheim, the request of JOSEPH MULLER of Soufflenheim concerning a sum of 160 livres that is now in hands of the notary and waits for them. [It does not say exactly why this man has paid 160 pounds to the three Kieffer named].
Joseph Kieffer 22 January 1806 Death record of Joseph Kieffer, farmer, aged 45 years, husband of Richarda Wagner, son of deceased Anton Kieffer farmer of Soufflenheim in his life and of deceased Maria Anna Mosser. As declared by Joseph Kieffer junior, farmer here and brother in law, and by Anton Kieffer, farmer in Soufflenheim, as brother of the deceased.
JOSEPH KIEFFER [There is no Michel Kieffer listed as a child, but the inventory of their mother lists Michael as a child. Maybe researcher forgot to transle the name] March 22, 1806 Roeschwoog 7E44 #28: Inventory Inventory of property left after his death by : JOSEPH KIEFFER farmer in Souffllenheim, whose wife and widow is RICHARDE WAGNER. Their children and heirs being : JOSEPH aged 20 RICHARDE aged 17 CATHERINE aged 14 ANTOINE aged 10 MARIE ANNE aged 6 The guardian is Antoine Kieffer, farmer of this place ; in presence of Pareth, notary. A marriage contract has been passed the 5th February in year 1786 in Fort Louis between : JOSEPH KIEFFER, son of ANTOINE KIEFFER burgher and farmer and of the deceased MARIE ANNE MOSSER ; and : RICHARDIS WAGNER daughter of LORENTZ WAGNER burgher and farmer and of MARGARETHA HOFFMANN. The father of the young man gives a half of his house in Soufflenheim : one side Heinrich Simon, the other side Jean Hummel, upper side is Michel Schaeffter and Antoine Schlosser for part ; the value of the house to be compensated between the brothers of the new married up to : 600 Gulden, so 50 Gulden each St. Martin's day ; also two oxen are given value : 260 Gulden. The father of the bride gives : 200 gulden. Witnesses are Antoine Kieffer, Lorentz Wagner, Johannes Mocker, Johannes Kieffer and a second Antoine Kieffer.
IGNACE SCHAEFFTER Inventory 23 May 1810 Roeschwoog 7E44/39 Inventory : 23rd May 1810 of : IGNACE SCHAEFFTER of Soufflenheim whose heirs are : CATHERINE SCHAEFFTER, wife of MICHEL KIEFER, farmer in Soufflenheim, present MADELEINE SCHAEFFTER, wife of JOSEPH KIEFFER, farmer in Soufflenheim, present Joseph Schmuck as guardian of BARBARA SCHAEFFTER aged 18 all born of deceased Ignace Schaeffter and of deceased CATHERINE ECK his wife.
IGNACE SCHAEFFTER Inventory And Sale Of Furniture 28 July 1810 Roeschwoog 7E44/40 Inventory and sale of furniture of Ignace Schaeffter, passed the 28th July 1810. Widower of the deceased Catherine Eck in presence of CATHERINE SCHAEFFTER wife of MICHEL KIEFFER, farmer of MADELEINE SCHAEFFTER wife of JOSEPH KIEFFER, farmer in Soufflenheim and Barbara Schaeffter, minor of years. Liquidation passed by the same the 8th August 810 of the named succession.
RICHARDE WAGNER 22 August 1832 Roeschwoog 7E44/76 Inventory Inventory passed the 22nd August 1832 on request of : RICHARDE KIEFFER, wife of Joseph Schmidt CATHERINE KIEFFER, wife of IGNACE MOSSER, carter MARIE ANNE KIEFFER, wife of JACQUES MARY, potter here MICHEL KIEFFER, farmer here also in name of JOSEPH KIEFFER, former farmer in Soufflenheim, who left for America. Ignace Mosser as guardian of JEAN CHARLES KIEFFER son of deceased ANTOINE KIEFFER, in his lifetime a nail maker in Offenbourg (Baden) and of THÉRÈSE BRÜSCHLE, deceased wife This all concerns the inventory left at time of death by RICHARDE WAGNER, their mother, who died the 10th July this year, in her lifetime wife of JOSEPH KIEFFER in Soufflenheim. Sale of her property.
Raiman baptism index: Kieffer Francois Joseph 1786 Kieffer Joseph Wagner Ricarde Kieffer Ricarde 1789 Kieffer Joseph Wagner Ricarde Kieffer Catherine 1792 Kieffer Joseph Wagner Ricarde
Raiman death index: Wagner Ricarde 1832-Jul-10 Daughter of Laurent Wagner & Marguarite Hoffman, wife of Joseph Kieffer
More About Joseph Kieffer and Richarde Wagner: Marriage: 1786, Soufflenheim.1356
Children of Joseph Kieffer and Richarde Wagner are: